"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."
The Newton County Board of Commissioners has a tough task in front of them as usual, deciding how to make expenses meet revenues, but we'll say what we've said for each of the past few years - this is still not the time to raise taxes.
Last week, two young lives were snuffed out on Interstate 20. A 19-year-old and a 7-month-old baby will never know what it's like to grow old.
On Tuesday night, the Newton County Board of Education will choose Dr. Gary Mathews' successor as superintendent of the Newton County School System.
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
In Wednesday's paper, we ran a story explaining what the new state school assessment model means to students and other citizens of Newton County.
The Covington City Council has made two practical decisions that could contribute to economic growth in the future.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 1.3 million babies a year are aborted in the U.S. That is a staggering number.
If you were driving through the main street in Social Circle and blinked twice, you might miss the physical heart of the city.
A sure sign of spring here in Covington and Newton County is the sweet smell of Vidalia onions.
There's no question we've had a successful run of economic development deals in Newton County over the past couple of years.
"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
In Friday's paper we ran a story on how the Newton County School System was recruiting math and science teachers in India. At first blush this seems, well, not right.
We would like to congratulate the faculty and student body of Newton High School for raising nearly $9,000 for Newton County's annual Relay for Life. We would also like to applaud Newton English teacher George Miles for running to inspire students and teachers to give.
We believe, with every breath we take, in the sanctity of the First Amendment of our country's Constitution. That amendment guarantees every citizen of this country the right to free speech; we feel that same right applies to teachers and students as well. The Newton County School System's administration has instituted a policy that absolutely denies the right of its teachers, administrators and students to talk to the press unless it is cleared by one public relations official.
There was a time in the good old days when at this time of the year if you were a senior in high school, then it was your turn to be part of a traditional prank. You did this knowing full well there would be penalties and that you would have to deal face-to-face with your parents and your principal, which in itself was usually punishment enough. The pranks that were performed in those good ...
Monday some numbskull in the defense department authorized the president of the United States' plane, accompanied by a fighter jet, to fly low over the site of the 9/11 tragedy in New York.
The city and county governments recently held a joint session to discuss, among other things, the purchase of railroad right away and lines from Norfolk Southern.
The Newton County Recreation Commission and the Covington Rotary Club have taken on a massive project - the building of a new sports complex in the county. The complex will contain the "Miracle Field," which is a baseball diamond built specifically to handle the needs of our handicapped children who live in the county.
That's what we thought Two months ago we broke a story about an education study group put in place by the Gov. Sonny Perdue. The group was going to make a recommendation that the state's technical schools and junior colleges be merged. There was denial and outcry from state officials that this was not true. In Wednesday's paper the study was released and what we reported was true, although other options for Georgia's colleges were ...
We always extol the natural beauty of our communities; we encourage our readers to get out and enjoy that beauty.
T.K. Adams is a special man. For the past 50 years he has spent his life making other people, both young and old, better because they have had the opportunity to be touched by his kindness and dedication.
I love animals and hate to see them mistreated.
I don't often hope that any wish of former Vice-President Cheney is granted. But I do hope that his wish for the release of more memos on the results of Bush-Cheney-authorized torture is granted.
We were relieved to find out that Newton County was no longer under the severe drought conditions it has been under for months now.
If you haven't had a chance to step outside and observe the beautiful green carpet and bright flowers that nature has provided us here in Newton County, you need to do so.
In last Wednesday's paper there was an excellent column by local bike enthusiast Maurice Carter on the value of bike trails. If you missed it, we recommend you go to covnews.com to read it.